under someone's wing

under someone's wing

Guided or protected by someone, as in The department head asked Bill to take Joe under his wing during his first few weeks with the firm . This metaphoric term alludes to the mother hen sheltering her chicks. [1200s]
See also: wing
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Parents must cram their vehicles in narrow bays and unload kiddies through half-open car doors, with the buggy jammed under someone's wing mirror.